Daily Reflections From My Window

November 16, 2020 Monday


Work is not man’s punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.

George Sand

I love when I wake up and the sun is just breaking through. It highlights the sky and the clouds and just kind of announces itself. I’m here it says!

A good morning to rest and digest.

Yesterday I spent the day at the Highlands at Northfork Christmas Market. It was the first one ever there and was very lightly attended. Maybe because there were at least two huge shows the day before. People could have been crafted out or broke. It’s always a good experience for me though. Each new space gives me different set up ideas. This one was interesting. The organizers, to their credit, limited the number of vendors due to Covid and the spaces were very large. I couldn’t quite figure my space out. I usually set up in a U with 3 tables and spin towards the front. This time I only had 2 tables and decided to set the up parallel to each other with the short side towards the front. I thought people would be able to access all sides that way. I quickly discovered that that didn’t work and repositioned one long side forward. People at craft shows at least like it that way. I can’t believe that I only took one picture yesterday and here it is!

The ONE picture I took!

The manager of the facility was selling off artwork that he had accumulated and this was directly across from me the whole time. So I called my friend who would love it and asked if she had this one and just as she answered my text, someone bought it. It had been there all day without anyone going near it! Funny.

It was quiet. Since it is a sports facility and we were actually on the indoor tennis court, there were people playing tennis at the far end. The new owners have done a nice job of refurbishing and updating it. Hopefully it will get lots of use. It’s a great asset.

Jay is always amazed when people tune into FB live when I do it for the alpacas. A vendor came over to chat and said, “Are you the one who did live alpaca videos during the beginnings of Covid? That was SO relaxing! I could watch them all day.” I think so, I answered but there could be others. We determined it was me and I’m glad that she found it helpful. That’s my intention. Sometime I just turn the camera on as I work. They are peaceful and I am blessed beyond words and expectation. So I did a live from this event. Here’s the link. Our Live Video at the Christmas Market

I love to do these events because it’s nice to meet other artists and see what people are interested in and hear real feedback about my stuff. At the end, a woman came through and remarked that she had gotten a hat somewhere and picked up one of mine. She said the one she got was “stylish. You know. Not basic like these.” Cracks me up because people seem to like simple. Then if I have blues, they want pink. Solid? They want multi. Oh well.

Madison and Jack came to see me and that’s always a pleasure! Thanks for supporting your old mom guys! Jay said he ALMOST came down but he was trying to fix his computer and did. So I’m glad he did that. thanks to all of you who DID come out and it’s always great to see you whether you buy something or not. I appreciate it. It feeds my animals.

Remember the vendor who watched my live? She’s also in THIS live. She’s a beautiful knitter. We might be able to work together. THAT would be great.

Today I have two Zoom calls for Macaroni Kid so I better get going.

Remember to wash your hands, don’t touch your face, stay home but if you MUST go out, wear a mask and keep the length of a full grown llama (which is bigger than an alpaca) between you and the next person.

Have a blessed day!